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New Year Retreat: Honoring the Birthday of Yogananda Location: Temple of the Eternal Way

New Year Retreat: Honoring the Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda 
with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

January 3-6, 2019
(Thursday evening thru Sunday morning)

"If you fill the minutes of your life with divine aspirations, automatically the years will be saturated with them." —Paramahansa Yogananda

Begin the New Year with a spiritual retreat on the birth anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda. Reflections on the life and teachings of this great soul will guide our exploration of how divine aspirations can inspire, support, and direct us to live a holy life—a life that is truly blessed, purposeful, and soul-satisfying. As he said, “Why not live in the highest way?”

The retreat begins Thursday evening with chanting, meditation, and a community devotional service. Friday and Saturday will include practical teachings for spiritually conscious living from the universal path of Kriya Yoga that you can begin implementing right away. Meditation instruction, practice, and initiation into Kriya Yoga will be included. The retreat will conclude with worship on Sunday morning. Vegetarian brunch and dinner provided on Friday and Saturday. Light breakfast provided on Sunday. Preregistration and attendance at all sessions is required.


  • Thursday  7 PM – 9 PM      
  • Friday  7 AM – 5 PM (Kirtan 7 – 9 PM) 
  • Saturday  7 AM – 3 PM
  • Sunday  7 AM – 11:15 AM

Registration & Materials Fee = $50
Retreat program is offered on a donation basis.

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